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ECC4990

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Anthony Harris

Synopsis

Principles and techniques used in the economic evaluation of health services. Topics include effectiveness, efficiency and economic evaluation; cost benefit analysis; cost effectiveness and cost utility analysis; multi-attribute utility analysis; measuring utility; psychometric measurement theory; ethical issues in resource allocation; decision criteria; time discounting; costing.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • techniques applied to the evaluation of health services and programs
  • theoretical debates over discounting, decision criteria, and the measurement of both costs and the quality of life.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Tony Harris

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

ECC4650